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Rashid Johnson

The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Emmett), 2008

Lambda print, in artist’s frame, found object, steel, cinder blocks and wax, in 4 parts
Edition 1/5 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Exhibition history
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P
Phillips

Photograph: 48 x 74 in. (121.9 x 188 cm.)
Sculpture: 55 x 12 x 21 in. (139.7 x 30.5 x 53.3 cm.)

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Photograph: 48 x 74 in. (121.9 x 188 cm.)
Sculpture: 55 x 12 x 21 in. (139.7 x 30.5 x 53.3 cm.)
Overall: dimensions variable

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Installation
Rashid Johnson
American, b. 1977
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Rashid Johnson’s practice is defined by its critical evocations and entangling of racial and cultural identity, African American history, and mysticism. Many of his early works took the form of conceptual photography, though Johnson eventually expanded his practice to include wall-based works that engage the legacy of painting, sculptural installation, and assemblage using manufactured materials like shea butter, books records, and incense. “The goal,” Johnson explains, “is for all of the materials to miscegenate into a new language, with me as its author.” Johnson also exercises a range of mark-making techniques—like scoring, scraping, engraving, and branding—using self-made tools.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
P
Phillips

Photograph: 48 x 74 in. (121.9 x 188 cm.)
Sculpture: 55 x 12 x 21 in. (139.7 x 30.5 x 53.3 cm.)

Read more

Photograph: 48 x 74 in. (121.9 x 188 cm.)
Sculpture: 55 x 12 x 21 in. (139.7 x 30.5 x 53.3 cm.)
Overall: dimensions variable

Medium
Installation
Rashid Johnson
American, b. 1977
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Rashid Johnson’s practice is defined by its critical evocations and entangling of racial and cultural identity, African American history, and mysticism. Many of his early works took the form of conceptual photography, though Johnson eventually expanded his practice to include wall-based works that engage the legacy of painting, sculptural installation, and assemblage using manufactured materials like shea butter, books records, and incense. “The goal,” Johnson explains, “is for all of the materials to miscegenate into a new language, with me as its author.” Johnson also exercises a range of mark-making techniques—like scoring, scraping, engraving, and branding—using self-made tools.

Rashid Johnson

The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Emmett), 2008

Lambda print, in artist’s frame, found object, steel, cinder blocks and wax, in 4 parts
Edition 1/5 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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